39 years in jail, gets 1 million

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  1. Kool

    Kool Well-Known Member

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    chump change if you ask me....


    An Ohio Court of Claims judge on Thursday ordered that just over $1 million be paid to Ricky Jackson, the longest-held U.S. prisoner to be cleared of a crime.
    "Wow, I didn't know that," Jackson told the Cleveland Plain Dealer, which said he learnt of the payment from a journalist.
    "Wow, wow, wow, that's fantastic, man. I don't even know what to say. This is going to mean so much," he said.
    Jackson was convicted along with Wiley Bridgeman and Bridgeman's brother, Kwame Ajamu, for the 1975 murder of Harold Franks, a money order salesman in the Cleveland area, after a 12-year-old boy testified he saw the attack, court papers show.
    The boy, Eddie Vernon, recanted his testimony years later, and told authorities he had never actually witnessed the crime. There was no other evidence linking Jackson to the killing.

    http://news.yahoo.com/ohio-man-cleared-murder-39-years-jail-1-063803465.html
     
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    Feeline Active Member

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    The kid who gave false testimony should now spend the next 39 years in prison.
     
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    It's not worth what he probably went through in 39 years in prison. But it's better than nothing. Dude can bank the principal and live on easy street off the interest for the rest of his life. A lot better than most ex-cons have it...
     
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    Will his lawyers get 1/3?
     
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    DinnerSocks Well-Known Member

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    For getting him off, 39 years after the fact? To quote Ellen Ripley..."They can fucking bill me..."
     
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    Droog Well-Known Member VIP

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    I'm sure he had to hire a lawyer to plead his case for retribution, didn't he? Or did the judge just take this upon himself? I would hope that a lawyer would have taken this up pro bono in the name of justice.
     
  7. ApeFace

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    Doesn't exactly mean he didn't do it.
     
  8. LawyerLarry

    LawyerLarry Mr. Fuckmoney in the Bank VIP

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    I wonder if he'll have to pay taxes on it? I think that wrongfully convicted people should get $1 million per year they are incarcerated.
     
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    DinnerSocks Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it seemed like a pretty flimsy case. It's scary to think that a 12 year old's bogus testimony ALONE can put someone in prison for decades. I think there are non-profits out there that take up cases like this pro bono like Barry Scheck's Innocence Project. But they primarily use DNA to get exonerate people.
     
  10. MyLazyHand

    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    I should hurry up and open a liquor store and payday loan office near his subsidized apartment.
     
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    $1 million minus 39 years of legal fees.
     
  12. Mack29

    Mack29 Well-Known Member

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    A million hardly seems unreasonable.
    Guy probably has no job skills.
    Obviously, no experience.
    Reputation is destroyed.
    No money paid into SS or pension.
    39 years is a lifetime.
     
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    He just went out and bought a million dollar ring and is going back to jail for not paying taxes.
     
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